On the R1’s 20th Birthday, Josh Brookes takes his 2nd win of the day, and the season. Once again Glenn Irwin and Leon Haslam have to settle for 2nd and 3rd but both gain crucial podium points.
Josh Brookes takes his second win of the season after once again holding off the Be Wiser Ducati of Glenn Irwin.
Much like the first race, it was the Aussie who got into turn 1 first ahead of Irwin and Richard Cooper who made an electric start from 7th on the grid.
Josh Brookes, Glenn Irwin, and Leon Haslam broke away from the pack making it a 3 bike train but no one could do anything about Brookes who controlled the race.
Despite his best efforts to stay with the leading group, it wasn’t to be for Richard Cooper after the rider from Nottinghamshire slid off at Paddock Hill Bend.
At the midway point of the race, Leon Haslam started to drop off as he settled for third at what is his worse track on the calendar. That left Brookes and Irwin fighting for the victory but Brookes looked like he had saved his rear tyre a bit better than the Irishman and held on for another victory.
Josh Brookes crossed the line to take his second win in 2018 ahead of Glenn Irwin and Leon Haslam.
It was another 4th place for Jake Dixon who finished ahead of Tarran Mackenzie who bagged himself a top 5 after the disappointment of race 1.
Tommy Bridewell came home in 7th place, a great result for the Moto Rapido Ducati as he came home behind the BMW of Christian Iddon.
After the double podium at Knockhill, Danny Buchan came home in 8th ahead of James Ellison who got a top 10 after his retirement in race 1.
Peter Hickman rounded out the top 10 on his Anvil Tag Hire Yamaha.
After 2 podium finishes, Leon Haslam extends his lead to 80 points and the JG Speedfit Kawasaki also has 38 podium points.
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